First pictures: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle introduce Baby Sussex to the world
8 May 2019, 12:40
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have introduced their royal baby boy to the world for the first time today.
The couple, who held an official photocall to introduce their child to the public, were beaming with pride as they showed their child to the cameras for the first time.
They later confirmed that their son is named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Pictured at Windsor Castle, Meghan and Harry held their baby boy in a white blanket as they posed for pictures.
"He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm. He's been the dream, Meghan said.
"I don't know who he gets that from," Harry said as the couple laughed.
"It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy," Meghan added.
Prince Harry added: "It's great. Parenting is amazing."It's only been two and a half days, three days, but we're just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy."
The photos were taken by Chris Allerton, who was also the couple's private wedding party photographer.
Prince Harry announced the arrival of his first child on Monday, telling reporters off-camera that he had had "only two hours sleep."
“I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning, a very healthy boy,” he said with a huge smile.
“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well.”
“It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine,” Harry continued.
“How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. But we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody.”
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Relatives of the pair have been giving their congratulations to the happy couple since the news of their arrival on Monday.
Prince William, who was visiting Greenwich on an official engagement yesterday said yesterday of his nephew: "Obviously thrilled, absolutely thrilled, and obviously looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down.
"I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting."
His wife, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate added: "As William said, we're looking forward to meeting him and finding out what his name's going to be so so it's really exciting for both of them and we wish them all the best.
"These next few weeks are always a bit daunting the first time round so we wish them all the best."
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Berlin, Germany yesterday and the Prince giving a short but sweet statement when asked about his new grandchild: "We couldn't be more delighted at the news and we're looking forward to meeting the baby when we return."